The Phillies rallied from a run down with two outs in the ninth inning to post a dramatic 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
Ty Wigginton kept the game alive with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth and he scored the tying run on a double by Hunter Pence, who scored the winning run on an error. First baseman Todd Helton made the error when he came off the bag on a throw by shortstop Marco Scutaro, who made a play on a ball up the middle by Placido Polanco.
The walk-off win was just the Phillies' second of the season. They have suffered eight walkoff losses.
Colorado broke a 5-5 tie against Jonathan Papelbon in the top of the ninth.
The Phils have won two straight for just the second time this month.
Starting pitching report
Joe Blanton allowed five runs in seven innings and all came on home runs. He allowed three of them in the first four innings and has given up 17 for the season, the most in the NL. Blanton has allowed at least five runs in six of his last seven starts. His ERA over that span in 7.44.
Colorado righthander Alex White allowed five hits, including a homer, and five runs in 3 2/3 innings. He left, as planned, after 75 pitches. The Rockies are using a four-man starting staff and holding them to 75 pitches in an effort to get them to be more aggressive.
Antonio Bastardo walked a tight rope in keeping the game tied at 5-5 in the eighth. He walked the leadoff man and allowed a one-out single before retiring Michael Cuddyer and Helton to get out of trouble.
Colorado righthander Jeremy Guthrie pitched three scoreless innings.
Papelbon got the win and is 1-2.
Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt blew his third save and took the loss to fall to 1-3.
At the plate
Michael Martinez clubbed a three-run homer for the Phils. Jimmy Rollins tied the game with a bloop RBI double to right in the bottom of the fourth.
Rosario belted a three-run homer and Cuddyer and Chris Nelson had solo shots for Colorado.
Dexter Fowler put the Rockies ahead, 6-5, with a two-out hit against Papelbon in the top of the ninth.
The Phils recalled left-handed reliever Raul Valdes from Triple A and sent catcher Erik Kratz to Triple A.
Chase Utley played second base and hit a two-run home run for Single A Clearwater on Wednesday night. Utley’s 20-day rehab stint is due to end July 1.
Vance Worley (3-3, 2.80) opposes lefty Jeff Francis (0-1, 12.46) in the series finale on Thursday night.
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